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claire mccaskill and congressman todd akin participated in a televised debate friday. they rate this race as likely democratic. also participating in the debate, third party libertarian candidate jonathan dine. this one hour debate is hosted by the missouri press association. >> thank you phil and welcome again to the missouri press association debates. let me introduce to you today our candidates, we have to my left, republican congressman todd akin. in the middle, democratic senator claire mccaskill. at the end, libertarian candidate jonathan dine. let me also introduce to you today our panel of journalist who will be joining me and asking questions today of the candidates. we have a student at the university of missouri, we have bill miller of the washington missourian and jeff fox of the independent examiner. now let me briefly go over the rules of our debate today. the candidates drew numbers in advance to determine their speaking order. they will each have two minutes for an opening statement. candidates will have the 90 seconds to answer each question with a 45 second rebuttal at t
's probably the best principle overall to deal with the questions and post office. >> claire mccaskill if >> i'm going to try to quote todd akin exactly on this. he said, we can keep raising the prices, if they get too high, the private sector can take over. i disagree. it is in the constitution. we have had the finest and the most reliable and most comprehensive postal service in the world. they have cut billions in expenses over the last several years. they have shrunk their woforce. what they've been required to do is prefund their pensions and healthcare for 75 years. no one in the private sector is required to prefund their pensions and healthcare for 75 years. no one in the governmental sector except the post office is required to do that. it's got them into a cash flow problem. we have to uncuff them and allow them to be entrepreneurial when it comes to the growth area postal service. i will tell you, mr. miller, you know this and many in this audience know this, a rural post office is more than bricks and mortar. i group in houston and lived in missouri, i still remember where the post
to do. the republican party bke up with missours todd akiafr stwi sing mmen distance of claire mccaskill. the gop may have decided it's better to live with the author of legitimate rape than to have the democrats retain control of the senate. >>> and which republican would democrats most like to pick off in november? here are a few. michele bachmann, joe wals alwe with polls moving their way, democrats are daring to dream of delivering them from evil. >>> finally, let me finish teac wanw s my farite watoe how e new pennsylvania voter photo law is stopping her from voting. this is "hardball," the place for politics. >>> back to "hardball." >>> back to "hardball." what do you do when your candidate israiling in the lls? well, you blame the pollsters. over the past several days right wing radio and television pundits have gone wild with the new republican talking thought, the polls are wrong. pay no attention to what you're seeing or what you're hearing, that obama is up. according to se on foxnd elsewherhels all in the president's back pocket and they can't be trusted, including fox's pol
what he's talking about when it comes to women has the nerve to call senator claire mccaskill unladylike. we'll bring you the latest on the todd akin disaster. good to have youhs gh folks. thank for watching. iowa kicked off the 2012 election in january. today it was the first state where people could cast their votes in person for the general election. the race is on. the race has been tight in iowa, but president obama has the momentum. the latest ten-day pollve fr "real clear politics" shows president obama with nearly a five-point lead. iowa voters were out in full force starting at 7:00 this morning. one election commissioner said this could be a record-breaking year. >> this was by far the busiest opening day we've had t ar i've been in the office. we were thinking 100 people. 100 would have been a good number. that's what it was four years ago. we're well past that. we're not to noon yet. >> look at the early voting numbers from 2008 toee how big a record baker it could be this yr. 20 oll ballots were cast before election day. early voting favored barack obama over john
with missouri's todd akin after his legitimate rape comments, but still within striking distance of claire mccaskill. the gop may have decided it's better to live with the author of legitimate rape than to have the democrats retain control of the senate. >>> and which republican would democrats most like to pick off in november? here are a few. michele bachmann, joe walsh, allen west. with polls moving their way, democrats are daring to dream of delivering them from evil. >>> finally, let me finish tonight with my favorite teachers wife and how much she wants to vote and how the new pennsylvania voter photo law is stopping her from voting. this is "hardball," the place for politics. ] they can be enlightening. hey, bro. or engaging. conversations help us learn and grow. at wells fargo, we believe you can never underestimate the power of a conversation. it's this exchange of ideas that helps you move ahead with confidence. so when the conversation turns to your financial goals... turn to us. if you need anything else, let me know. [ female announcer ] wells fargo. together we'll go far. there's natur
will not drop out of the race against senator claire mccaskill. senator mccaskill joins me next and she'll tell us what to expect in the fightor control of the united states senate. >>> and, here's a hint about who got rupert murdoch to pay for an attack on mitt romney and those republican voter suppression laws. which of these men has made the most money forupert murdoch? billo'reilly, sean hannity or homer simpson. the answer to that is the clue. if we want to improve our schools... ...what should we invest in? maybe new buildings? what aboutpdated equme? cel maybe new buildings? but recent research shows... ...nothing transforms schools like investing in advanced teacher education. let's build a strong foundation. let's invest in our teachers so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. you know it can be hard to lbreathe, and how that feels.e, copdncludes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. spiriva helps control my copd symptoms byeepiy ay f4 urs. spiriva helps control my copd symptoms plus, it reduces copd flare-ups. spiriva is the only once-daily inhaled copd maintenance treatment th
legitimate rape comments, but still within striking distance of claire mccaskill. the gop may have decided it's better to live with the author of legitimate rape than to have the democrats retain control of the senate. >>> and which republican would democrats most like to pick off in november? here are a few. michele bachmann, joe walsh, allen west. with polls moving their way, democrats are daring to dream of delivering them from evil. >>> finally, let me finish tonight with my favorite teachers wife and how much she wants to vote and how the new pennsylvania voter photo law is stopping her from voting. this is "hardball," the place for politics. to meet the needs of my growing business. but how am i going to fund it? and i have to find a way to manage my cash flow better. [ female announcer ] our wells fargo bankers are here to listen, offer guidance and provide you with options tailored to your business. we've loaned more money to small businesses than any other bank for ten years running. so come talk to us to see how we can help. wells fargo. together we'll go far. wells fargo. i i had p
comments. last nig on th lor wit lace nn aiken's opponent claire mccaskill says that was clearly aiken's plan all along. >> i think he believes that this is a race that he was chosen to and i think he began this whole process very committed. and you have to remember, this is someone who has always operated on the fringe of his party. it's not that todd and i are thatar apt. it's i in the middle and he' onhe very edge. so he's never really had a warm and close relationship with a lot of the republican party leaders because of his extreme views. >> lean forward with the lawrence o'donnell and last word show week nights at 10:00 p.m stertime oy onb t place for politics. >>> now here's your first look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow closed at 13,457 after stumbling 101 points yesterday. the s&p dropped 15. the nasdaq tumbled 43. taking look at oversea t, nikkei lost 184 points while in hong kong the hang seng fell 170. >>> well, so far the first week of fall has delivered a dose of harsh reality back to the street. heavy equipment maker caterpillar spookemarkets tuesday j
in the battle for control of the u.s. senate. and one of their sure things was beating democrat claire mccaskill in missouri. then todd akin won the republican primary and started talking about legitimate rape and his poll numbers collapsed. now, despite the republican party's best efforts, akin's staying in this race. his website said yesterday, "i'm a women," that's how they pronounced and spelled it, "i'm a women for todd akin." and one woman picture there had is a democratic tracker. she's been following the campaign for claire mccaskill. and they replaced it with missouri women standing with todd akin. there they are standing, but there's no todd akin in that picture. he's not even pictured. with me now is dana milbank and shirra toblitz. why is this guy still able to walk before a camera and say, i want to be a united states senator? >> well, first of all, i love the idea that he has a democratic woman in his campaign photo there, because, of course, democrats are the one most enthusiastic about him remaining in the race. because he's the one likeliest to hand the seat right back to them.
is again drawing criticism for sexist remarks after claiming democratic opponent senator claire mccaskill was more " ladylike" in a previous election six years ago. he drew a massive backlash and calls to drop out of the race against clair mccaskill after remarking women rarely become pregnant from what he termed a legitimate rape. despite the criticism, he has remained in the race past a deadline earlier this week to remove himself from the ballot. his bid to unseat mccaskill is one of the most closely watched senate races this year. florida has resumed its controversial efforts to purge voters from the rolls less than six weeks before the november election. officials in florida recently said they had used a federal immigration database to identify about 200 non-citizen voters. that number marked a significant downgrade from florida's initial claim of nearly 200,000 possible non-citizen voters that was later reduced to a few thousand read the names of about 200 supposed non-citizens have been sent to local election officials, but there's evidence even people on that list are citizens who
of the race against senator claire mccaskill. senator mccaskill joins me next and she'll tell us what to expect in the fight for control of the united states senate. >>> and, here's a hint about who got rupert murdoch to pay for an attack on mitt romney and those republican voter suppression laws. which of these men has made the most money for rupert murdoch? bill o'reilly, sean hannity or homer simpson. the answer to that is the clue. americans are always ready to work hard for a better future. since ameriprise financial was founded back in 1894, they've been committed to putting clients first. helping generations through tough times. good times. never taking a bailout. there when you need them. helping millions of americans over the centuries. the strength of a global financial leader. the heart of a one-to-one relationship. together for your future. ♪ [ male announcer ] if you think all batteries are the same... consider this: when the unexpected happens, there's one brand of battery more emergency workers trust in their maglites: duracell. one reason: duralock power preserve. it
, and he was leading claire mccaskill by about five points. >> rove was pouring money behind akin? >> here's claire mccaskill, using special interest cash to hide the fact she's voted against what's best for missouri. obamacare? more like obama claire. sorry senator mccaskill. no more reckless spending. no new taxes. and no more blank checks. >> akin's campaign had about $2.2 million if i'm not mistaken. rove's super pacs had put in more than $5 million in the campaign. so, they were crucial to its success. and now, what happened immediately after the episode came to light, rove acted swiftly and brutally. and he said, "akin's got a lot of explaining to do." he immediately pulled the plug on all funding. and again, this is the party boss announcing on national tv, "you are finished, we're not giving you another dime." >> and he has no public office for himself. he's not elected to any office. >> he's not elected to any office even within the republican party. he -- >> yet, he's the boss as you said. >> he is. absolutely. he's brutal, he's ruthless, he, it's a scorched earth kind of partisa
todd akin. in the middle, democratic senator claire mccaskill. at the end, libertarian candidate jonathan dine. let me also introduce to you today our panel of journalist who will be joining me and asking questions today of the candidates. we have a student at the university of missouri, we have bill miller of the washington missourian and jeff fox of the independent examiner. now let me briefly go over the rules of our debate today. the candidates drew numbers in advance to determine their speaking order. they will each have two minutes for an opening statement. candidates will have the 90 seconds to answer each question with a 45 second rebuttal at the option of the moderator. i will ask the first question and then our panelist will take turns asking questions. at the end of the debate, candidates will have two minutes for closing debates. for the members of the audience, we ask you to silence your phone and hold your applause. let's get started. we're read for our opening statements a congressman akin you're first. >> thank you all very much for allowing us to have this chanc
senate race between republican jim talent and democratic challenger claire mccaskill. >> as you might know, i care deeply about stem cell research. in missouri, you can elect claire mccaskill, who shares my hope for cures. what you do in missouri matters to millions of americans-- americans like me. >> narrator: but fox's activism didn't please everyone. >> he is moving all around and shaking, and it's purely an act. >> it just made me smile. i was just like, no, really? he really did that? and then i realized that we're in the last two weeks of the campaign, and people were talking about stem cells. as long as that happens, i'm happy. you can call me whatever you want. >> missouri went to democrat claire mccaskill. >> the nation was watching, and we showed 'iem! thank you so much. >> narrator: claire mccaskill won that pivotal missouri senate race, and the democrats claimed control of congress. but there still weren't enough votes to overturn a presidential veto, and the funding restrictions remained in place for the remainder of the bush presidency. >> it has obviously slowed resear
conversation howard and joy. >> claire mccaskill versus todd akin. two months ago missouri was a good bet for republicans. let's see how it's looking now. claire mccaskill joins us next. >>> with four judges from the supreme court in their 70s, the next president could dramatically shift of the balance of the court to the right or to the left. who do you want picking two or three new judges in the supreme court? >>> and celebrities weigh in on the 2012 race. >> what about my social security card? i've been using it for 70 years. >> no photo, no voto. i'm onto your shenanigans, murray gershans. >> she is something, sarah silverman. how hollywood hopes to reignite the spirit of 2008 for president obama. >>> finally, let me finish with my predictions on next week's first presidential debate. it's coming up next wednesday, and this is "hardball," the place for politics. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 let's talk about low-cost investing. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 at schwab, we're committed to offering you tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 low-cost investment options-- tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 like our exchange traded funds,
in missouri, though, the siyn hee wo. the democratic incumbent in missouri, claire mccaskill, she was thought of having almost no chance of holding on to her seat this year because of the reblican headwinds in the state of missouri. because they have grown so strong since she was elect there had 2006. that, since the claire mccaskill , be rli decided this guy would be their nominee to secede her. >> if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. >> republican u. senate candidate todd akin of missouri ai t difrenc between legitimate rapes and other rapes. you know, things called rape, but, you know. todd akin's been getting away with saying stuff like that for his whole career. but now that he's a u.s. senate candidate, you're not supposed articulate things that sound that czy. son saithatast month, everybody went nuts, including the right. his own party decided he could no longer be the u.s. senate candidate from misuri. the other candidate from missouri, roy blunt, said at the timetoddeedso ou r thaed of the senate campaign committee for the natio
suggesting that his democratic rival senator claire mccaskill has been more lady like in past campaigns compared to their current contest. here is now senator mccaskill responded on msnbc's "hardball" just last night. >> this is somebody who does make michele bachmann look like a hippie. he is that far on the fringe. >> let's bring back our roll call. lynn sweet, good afternoon to both of you. >> and good afternoon. >> let me start with you. here is the thing. on the outside looking in, you would think that akin would have been dead in the water after his first incident. what is happening here? what are we missing about missouri? >> well, missouri is a conservative state, first of all. claire mccaskill only won by a couple of points, a pretty slim margin anyway six years ago. but also the obama campaign, the national campaigns are not playing here at all. which means the senate race is pretty much one of the biggest games in town. when you have that kind of dynamic, interesting things can happen. a couple of reporters were out there this week and noted there were signs of life in the ak
. >> thank you, howard. thank you very much for joining us. coming up, claire mccaskill versus todd aiken. it became a good bet for democrats. let's see how it is looking now. claire mccaskill, herself, joins us next. >>> with four judges in the supreme court in their 70s, the next president could dramatically shift the balance of the court to the right or the left. who do you want picking two or three new judges in the court? >>> celebrities weigh in on the supreme court race. >>> no photo, no voto. i'm on to your shenanigans, murray gershin. >> she is something, sarah sobrin. how hollywood hopes to rei go nate the spirit of 2008 for president obama. >>> finally, let me finish with my predictions or next week's first presidential debate. this is "hardball," a place for politics. than zyrtec® at relieving your allergy symptoms for 24 hours. zyrtec®. love the air. at relieving your allergy symptoms for 24 hours. thank you, mr. speaker, uh, members of congress. in celebration of over 75 years of our government employees insurance company, or geico...as most of you know it. ...i propose sa
in the battle for control of the u.s. senate. one sure things was beating claire mccaskill claire mccaskill in missouri. then akin won the republican primary and talking about legitimate rape and his bomb numbers collapsed. despite best efforts, todd akin is staying in this ray how is he doing? this is what his website looked like yesterday morning it said "i am a women" that's how he said it and pronounced it, women, plural and one woman there is a democratic tracker. she has been following the campaign for claire mccass skim for months. here is what the republican replace it had with. it said missouri women standing with todd akin. well, there they are standing but there's no todd akin in that picture, he is not even pictured. with me now is the "washington post" dana milbank and "roll call's" shira tom brokaw let's. i love your column in the post, your attitude is similar to mine for some people y is this guy still able to walk before a camera and say i want to be a united states senator? >> first of all, i love the idea he has democratic woman in his campaign photo there because, of cou
in missouri because democratic incumbent claire mccaskill was in trouble there. but then her g.o.p. challenger todd akin was denounced by his own party for things that he said about rape. today was the deadline for akin to drop out and clear the way for another republican candidate-- and he didn't. chip reid is there. >> reporter: congressman akin said he owes it to his supporters to stay in the race. >> i don't believe that that is really my decision. the decision was made by the voters of the state of missouri. ( cheers and applause ) >> reporter: it's an announcement establishment republicans have been dreading ever since akin-- who opposes abortion even in the case of rape-- said women rarely become pregnant from rape. >> if it's a legitimate rape the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. >> reporter: many leading republicans-- including mitt romney-- called on akin to get out of the race fearing his remarks would send women fleeing from the republican party. top republican fund-raiser karl rove withdrew his promise to shower super pac money on akin's campaign and he t
and apparently claire mccaskill thinks we do too is what he said after the debate because she was very aggressive at the debate, which was quite different than when she ran against jim talent. she had a confidence and was much more lady like in 2006. >> boy. >> okay. so let's just stop right there. how do you think that is going to play with the swing voters and women in missouri in 2012? >> of course this makes people think todd akin's earlier dumb comment was no fluke but, joe, the real dilemma for people in washington is do you fund this guy? it is looking like he could still beat claire mccaskill. he is hanging in there in polls. the senate republican campaign committee which had said not another dime to him, and they said that partly to avoid funding their other donors, when the deadline passed for him to drop out and he didn't and was hanging in there in polls they said just this week, we'll monitor that race. national center regimes talked about putting money in there. now he says something like this. but, joe, here's the dilemma for them. he could be 51. he could get them a senate majorit
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